Lavishly illustrated, it is an invaluable discographic
resource that collectors turn to for information, and families of mento musicians living in the diaspora use to reconnect with their cultural past.
While all of these resources contribute mightily to understanding the influence and cultural significance of a given recording, substantial gaps remain in the discographic
record unless one can obtain and assess the recordings themselves.
And country lovers should check out The Essential Marty Robbins 1951-1982 (Columbia/Legacy), whose two CDs gather hits like "El Paso" with lesser-known ones; the overview by Rich Kienzle, discographic
info and photos of posters and T-shirts make the booklet a small trove.
1 Illustrations, discographic
and source notes, index.
It may be a small discographic
output, bur it constitutes a significant musical legacy.
This article provides a brief introduction to the history of art music in Nigeria, a concise discussion of three generations of music composition in Nigeria as well as an extensive bibliography of Nigerian art music comprised of articles, books, and discographic
Of this award, ARSC writes, "ARSC's Award for Distinguished Service to Historical Recordings honors a person who has made outstanding contributions to the field, outside of published works or discographic
Within the original number of original tunes recorded by More (30 in total), there are ten boleros, according to the discographic
comments and statistical research conducted by our good friend, the Colombian music historian Sergio Santana.
Bolig's introduction also covers his methods for compiling the discographic
information, especially his exhaustive research in the Sony/BMG Archive; terminology used in the book; and an explanation of the various markings found on the records.
While reviewing said discographic
material, I gathered certain pieces of information that made me aware of the validity of the project.
That Haug is primarily interested in identifying repertoire is indicated by the statement in the "Introductory Remarks" that for works with more than five recordings listed in the 2000 Bielefelder catalog no specific discographic
information is provided, but simply the notation "multi-CD.
Since it seems highly unlikely that their project will ever be completed, Bolig's work will be the definitive source of discographic
information on published Victor Red Seal recordings.